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Faculty Brass Concert to Take Place Tuesday

Lee University faculty members Drs. Gordon James, Bill Pritchard, Doug Warner, and Nathan Warner, along with Lee student Matt Kelly, will present a brass concert on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Chapel.

The evening will feature a variety of Christmastide selections and will invite all in attendance to participate in a carol sing-a-long.

As Principal Horn of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, James has been playing and teaching horn for over 30 years. He is currently an adjunct horn instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Adventist University, and Lee.

Kelly is a senior church music major at Lee and received the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award which recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in music performance. While at Lee, he has been a part of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Brass Quintet.

A tuba and euphonium professor and orchestral coach at Lee, Pritchard is also the low brass professor at Georgia College and State University. He began teaching in Atlanta in 2001 while he was a member of the Army Ground Forces Band. He currently plays tuba with the Midtown Brass Quintet, the Georgia Brass Band, the New Atlanta Philharmonic, the John’s Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Ludwig Symphony, Mercury Orkestar, and the Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra.

Dr. Doug Warner is chair of the department of music performance studies and professor of music at Lee. He has been Principal Trombonist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera since 1985. From 1986 to 1997, he was a member of the King’s Brass, a touring ensemble with which he recorded four albums.

Dr. Nathan Warner is assistant professor of music at Lee and has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony, Lady Antebellum, Doc Severinsen, Peter Cetera, Clay Aiken, Slide Hampton, Lou Marini, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frederick Fennell, Olivia Newton-John, Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, and more. Prior to Lee, he was the Instructor of Trumpet at the Manhattan School of Music Pre College in New York City. He is an endorsed Bach Trumpet Artist.

The event is open to the public and admission is free, however a free-will collection will be taken for guest artists to give master classes to Lee’s brass students.

For more information about the concert, email music@leeuniversity.edu or contact Lee’s School of Music at 423-614-8240.
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